This organizer is a great tool that can be implemented universally in grades 3-5. The Common Core's Standards of Math Practice are integrated into the directions for each step. You'll also see the added advantage of conveying the standards in kid friendly language which leads to more successful problem solving. Each step is scored individually out of 6 points. This allows for more points to be focused on the process and math thinking. I also have a 4 point version available.
With such a heavy emphasis on the problem solving process within the Common Core Standards, students use this organizer as a necessary scaffold. They will be thinking about what the problem exactly is asking them to do while labeling, drawing and assessing the reasonableness of their answer.
I'm confident that you'll find this organizer an invaluable tool that has the students thinking deeper about a problem instead of just plugging-in information just to get the answer.
My goals when developing this tool were to make the process of solving multi-step word problems more straightforward for not only students, but the teacher.